App Friday January 27th, 2017

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Teach a robot to dance and learn some coding skills with Boogie Bot, explore the world of dinosaurs with Ginkgo Dino, and go on an artistic journey with the new free version of ExplorArt Klee. Plus, a Lunar New Years sale on Fifth Grade Learning Games, Say It… or Not?, communication apps for adults with special needs, and what to look for in apps for preschoolers.  

Garry Froehlich 
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Boogie Bot – Coding for Kids
by NybleApps

Boogie Bot is a dancing robot who can be programmed to do dance moves. Bursting with life and energy, this 3D app will introduce kids to the basics of computer programming using Google’s visual programming language, Blockly. With Boogie Bot, kids can control their learning pace. They can choose their (coding) level or they can get creative and make their own dance. With lots of amazing dance moves, lively music and trendy dance floors, Boogie Bot is fun for everyone. Video iPhone and iPad: Free + In-App Purchase Google Play: Free + In-App Purchase

ExplorArt Klee LITE – The Art of Klee, for Kids
by  Lapisly S.C.P.

Do you love art and creativity? Do you want to know more about the great work of Paul Klee, the famous artist? Start a magic journey together with Cice and Ku, two playful friends that will welcome you on PK planet, a very special place that came to life thanks to the works of the great artist, Paul Klee! Video iPad: Free

Say It… or Not?
by Happy Frog Apps

The “Say it…or not?” app helps children with autism filter their thoughts and provide appropriate responses in awkward or frustrating social situations. iPhone and iPad: Free + In-App Purchases School Edition: 14.99

Fifth Grade Learning Games School Edition
by Family Play

Learning the basics has never been made this fun and easy. With a variety of carefully designed activities to choose from, your kids will surely enjoy studying as much as playing. With the cute character, Kitten, this learning tool teaches animal groups, food groups, periodic table, science dictionary, multiplication and division, and much more! iPhone and iPad: 1.99 January 27-30 (Regularly 2.99)

Ginkgo Dino: Dinosaurs World Game for Preschool
by Moona Group

Help Ginkgo catch the twinkling stars to uncover fun animations and listen to short stories about dinos and other reptiles. Ginkgo introduces us to creatures that lived more than 70 million years ago! We have choosen a wide range of interesting, sometimes little-known animals, that lived during the Cretaceous period. We show them to your child in a fun way, through interactive features. iPhone and iPad: Free

Simple Phone Apps To Help Adults With Special Needs

“Recently I was approached to help a family find phone apps for their adult son with special needs. I reached out to the developer community and discovered multiple apps and suggestions to help make digital communication easier. Here are some of their ideas for simple phone apps…”  Read more at Moms With Apps.

7 Signs an App Is a Good Choice for your Preschooler

Common Sense Media has a list of things to look for in apps for preschoolers along with some great example apps. I particularly like the bit about privacy – watch for apps with aggressive advertising because even if the app developer didn’t intend it, the code that runs the advertisements may be collecting as much information about you as it can. Read more at Common Sense Media.

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